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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Why Symonds? Surely he has to be dropped now.

    If they pick five bowlers, I'd expect:

    Hayden
    Hussey
    Ponting
    Martyn
    Clarke
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Lee
    Gillespie
    Clark
    MacGill

    I'd rather see Jaques in there and Hussey down at 5 (I think he's perfectly suited to number 6 personally, given his ability to bat with the tail), but I think they'll have Hussey open instead. If they go with four bowlers, Symonds will be retained.
    all possible, even Jaques could play, which could be good exposure at the top for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crickmate
    Interesting comments by Ponting on cricinfo:

    "There is more luck involved in the one-day game than in Test cricket," he said. "I am sure the exposure they have had against some top teams would have helped them, but we don't want to bother about what they are capable of and want to focus on what we can do."

    He did, however, backtrack on his comments earlier in the year, when he was quoted as saying that teams like Bangladesh did not deserve to play Test cricket. "I probably said so without looking at the broader aspect," he admitted. "Bangladesh have improved as a one-day side due to exposure and I guess that is why they are playing Test cricket."
    Fair comment and it is to Ponting's credit that he said it.
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    at least better than what he said earlier. I am cusious to see how will his face become if his team again loses to Bangladesh(in ODI ofcourse, i never dare Bangladesh will win test against Australia at the moment). Last time Ponting almost ate his finger(biting nails).

    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Fair comment and it is to Ponting's credit that he said it.
    Last edited by crickmate; 07-04-2006 at 01:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Fair comment and it is to Ponting's credit that he said it.
    seriously it's just diplomatic gobbledegook....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil
    seriously it's just diplomatic gobbledegook....
    Seriously, I don't give a damn if it is - it needed saying even if it wasn't meant, and, of course, there remains the possibility that he really DID mean it - credit where credit's due, and all that.

    The trouble with this world is that far too often, people say the wrong thing when sometimes a couple of seconds thought and a little tact and diplomacy is all that's required.

    It's called 'making the right impression' - and Ponting did just that.

    /yes, I know that I should have been a politician

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    Here are some detailed news about his new statements:
    Source:the new age

    Ponting plays it safe
    Staff Correspondent
    Australian captain Ricky Ponting retreated from his earlier stand of anti-Bangladesh Test status confessing that he made a mistake by making a negative comment on the issue a couple of months back.
    In mid-February Ponting shocked the newest Test nation by saying that he did not want Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to play Test cricket. Bangladesh gave a befitting reply beating Sri Lanka by four wickets in a one-day game a couple days after the Australian captain’s comment was published in the Daily Telegraph of London.
    ‘I think what I said was wrong and Bangladesh do deserve their Test status. I was not really into the growth of the game around the world and probably made a mistake,’ Ponting said on Friday during the official press briefing of the Australia cricket team, who are in the country to play two Tests and three one-dayers against the home side.
    Ponting, who led the Australians when they were stunned by the Tigers at Cardiff last June, not only gobbled up his words completely, but also gave Bangladesh a hope to be optimistic about their future.
    ‘I am sure with the exposure they have with some of the best teams around them, they would improve their cricket.
    ‘They have won some one-day games in the recent times and that suggest that they have improved their quality. The more exposure they will be given, they will keep improving more,’ said the Australian captain.
    After the defeat in Cardiff, Ponting had dubbed the result ‘the biggest upset in the history of the game’, although many cricket pundits disagreed with him saying that it was rather a result of Bangladesh’s continuous improvement.
    When it was pointed out to the Australian captain at the pressing briefing, Ponting again played a defensive shot saying that he never wanted to call it as the biggest ever upset. Rather he wanted to say it was the most disappointing game he was ever involved in.
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    I reakon we should open the batting with Warne and Lee - give them both a good chance to score a test hundred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    I reakon we should open the batting with Warne and Lee - give them both a good chance to score a test hundred.
    Thats not a bad idea actually because they are both very capable batsmen especially Lee although I have seen some great batting from Warne as well.

    it'd be nice to see them experiment with the batting line up but theres almost zero chance of anything like that.I doubt Australia's performance will be anything short of professional.
    Would be quite a statement if they did open with Lee and Warne though wouldnt it.

    If Lee does get a chance to bat which isnt that likely he'll probably do very well but I doubt Australia will wait for him to get 100 because they'll probably want to declare before that.

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    Heres my prediction for the 1st test:

    Realistically:

    Bd Ist innings 250 all out
    Aus Ist innings 550/6
    Bd 2nd innings 180 all out

    In my dream:

    Bd 1st innings 315 all out
    Australia 450 all out
    BD 2nd Innings 265 all out
    Australia 2nd innings 130/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    I reakon we should open the batting with Warne and Lee - give them both a good chance to score a test hundred.
    There's one reason why Australia won't do that - they underestimated Bangladesh once before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I know that I should have been a politician
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishyguy
    Bd 1st innings 315 all out
    Australia 450 all out
    BD 2nd Innings 265 all out
    Australia 2nd innings 130/1
    I'd take that
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Why Symonds? Surely he has to be dropped now.

    If they pick five bowlers, I'd expect:

    Hayden
    Hussey
    Ponting
    Martyn
    Clarke
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Lee
    Gillespie
    Clark
    MacGill

    I'd rather see Jaques in there and Hussey down at 5 (I think he's perfectly suited to number 6 personally, given his ability to bat with the tail), but I think they'll have Hussey open instead. If they go with four bowlers, Symonds will be retained.
    Yeah I was just basing it on the squad. I would have played Watson but he was unavailable.

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    Hayden
    Jacques
    Ponting
    Martyn
    Hussey
    Clarke (maybe Symonds)
    Gilchrist
    Warne
    Lee
    Gillespie
    Clark

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishyguy
    Heres my prediction for the 1st test:

    Realistically:

    Bd Ist innings 250 all out
    Aus Ist innings 550/6
    Bd 2nd innings 180 all out

    In my dream:

    Bd 1st innings 315 all out
    Australia 450 all out
    BD 2nd Innings 265 all out
    Australia 2nd innings 130/1
    I don't think the Bangladesh bowling is that bad anymore. They've given a pretty reasonable account of themselves against Australia on occasion in the past, and in Syed Rasel and Shahadat Hossain, they've found some useful talent it seems.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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